Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The beef industry, just like any other, wants to sustain profitability while decreasing costs. Beef producers are provided with genetic selection tools such as expected progeny differences (EPDs) and estimated breeding...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Dr. Susan Markus, Livestock Research Scientist Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Stettler, Alberta, Canada Defining Efficiency Traditionally, cattle producers would likely agree that measures of outputs like pounds of calf weaned per cow exposed, calf weaning weight as...
Source: Beef Genomic Prediction Trial About the project: The beef genomic prediction trial project is a pilot project funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in collaboration with Livestock Gentec, University of Alberta and Delta Genomics Edmonton. The objective of the project...
Source: Genome Alberta, Geoff Geddes “Vim and vigour” is a welcome addition to any event. For Genome Alberta researchers, however, it was the chance to share the wonders of EnVigour HX™ with producers that made the 3rd Annual Canadian Beef Industry...
Source: Semex, Dr. Patrick Blondin, VP Reproductive Operations and R&D The last 80 years have seen great innovations in the field of assisted reproductive technologies, which has rendered farmers and their agricultural businesses more efficient and more profitable. Between the...
Source: Extension Darrh Bullock, University of Kentucky dbullock@uky.edu, Megan Rolf, Oklahoma State University mrolf@okstate.edu *Click here for printable pdf version. Summary: Selecting the right bull is critical to the success of a genetic selection program, and should be based on traits important to each breeding program. Introduction The...
Source: Genome Canada More than $20 million for collaborations between researchers and businesses to save lives, help farmers and protect the environment Putting research in the hands of those who use it to create and innovate leads to increased competitiveness, economic...
Source: Virginia Tech, Scott P. Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Virginia Tech The economic climate of today's beef business is challenging. Commercial cow-calf producers are faced with optimizing a number of economically important traits, while simultaneously reducing costs of production in order...
Source: Genome Alberta, Geoff Geddes “Short term pain for long term gain” may sound like a good deal, but it would be even better without the first part. Fortunately, the Genome Alberta project targeting more accurate genomically-enhanced breeding values for the...
Source: Select Sires news release Select Sires is proud to partner with CowManager, the leading cow monitoring company, to introduce Fertility Insights. New data integration capabilities within the CowManager system accelerate cow fertility insights and have been designed to collect,...
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